What Happens When You Hide in the Landing Gear of a Plane

It’s raining men, hallelujah, it’s raining men, amen. So goes the famous 1982 hit by The Weather Girls, It’s Raining Men. Yet for a woman in London on the 30th of June of this year, it was literally raining men- or rather a single man, who fell to his death and landed in the garden…

A Plane Landed With 92 Skeletons On Board

Every now and then we hear a scary story on the news about a plane which is vanished now most of the time there’s a malfunction on the plane and it simply falls into the sea later on wreckage is found and we know exactly what happened but in a few select cases we have…

#1 AIRCRAFT NEAR MISS AND UNUSUAL EVENTS COMPILATION

Aircraft unusual events compilation #1 I have simply made a collection of what I think fits together. Some of these qualify as official accidents but the main theme is that these events could have turned out much worse. Bell 206 Long Ranger – Pilot does not have right of way and should not be around…

Do Pilots Actually Fly the Plane?

Well, now that we’ve practically got self-driving cars on the road, that means the future is here, right? And that got me thinking – if we have this sort of “autopilot” for cars, then the aviation field has been way ahead of the times for years! Autopilot: how did it come about and how does…

#1 DJI MAVIC Pro – 4K | Hints / Impression and First Flight – Tipps / Eindruck und Erstflug

A Routine Plane Takeoff Quickly Turns into a Disaster

NARRATOR: Captain Kevin Stables is preparing to pilot Emery Worldwide Flight 17. His first officer is George Land. They’re hauling freight across the country aboard a 30-year-old DC 8 cargo plane. Hi there. Is that the load plan? JOHN ALBRIGHT: Just before they’re finished up loading the last couple of containers, they would give us…

How Do We Monitor All The Planes In The Sky?

Air travel used to be the dream of mankind, but today it’s a pretty standard part of our reality. Now with all those jets zipping around, the sky is a lot more crowded than it was in 1903 when it was just one guy up there named Orville. How do we share the skies safely?…

A Plane Crash Reignites 9/11 Anxiety

NARRATOR: November 12th, 2001– it’s the Veteran’s Day holiday in the United States, a day off for many. But at New York’s John F Kennedy airport, it’s another busy day. Flight 587 lifts off at 9:14 AM. [SIGH] American 587, heavy– NARRATOR: 2,300 feet above the ground, disaster strikes. [SCREAMING] Oh my god! Oh my…

How One Man’s Rage Sealed The Fate of 43 Plane Passengers

NARRATOR: Investigators don’t know who was shot with the final bullet, just that it was fired in the cabin. It’s enough for them to finally piece together a picture of the horrific final moments on board PSA 1771. What the hell? You could imagine what Ray Thomson must have thought as this person whom he…

How automation is changing flying | CNBC Reports

Being a commercial pilot is still seen as one of the world’s most glamorous jobs, but as parts of the industry face pilot shortages and planes become more automated, I want to find out what it takes for today’s future pilots to get their wings. So you have control. Let’s turn around towards Brighton. It’s…